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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Wine Bar, Italian
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I have to be very repetitive here, but that's because Merchant are incredibly consistent. Very good location. Very good food. Very good decor. Very good service. 4 / 5 is very good. You'd love a couple of killer things, and to not be asked if...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank MrOyvind
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for Italian food that is authentic, fresh and uncomplicated this is the place to go. It has all the usual favourites such as pasta, risotto,seafood etc and a few not so common items but you can't go wrong with anything on...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank NeilC505
Reviewed 21 January 2017

These restaurants are well used because their many staff do a fantastic service job. The cooks are mainly Asian people and know the best ways to prepare meals.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank paw100550
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Have been here quite a few times for lunch. It is always very busy which is a good sign! Food has always been very good, the prawn risotto is amazing. Everybody agreed that all of the food was delicious and I would highly recommend to...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank melb74
Reviewed 17 January 2017

need to meet up with friends, and enjoy your weekend? come to this cozy place and enjoy your meals. take public transport or taxi.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank jacana69
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Its very difficult to find this dish on the menu in Australia. I was delighted to find it on the mnu and it was delicious. It was a quiet Monday night but faultless dinner and service.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Not too many Northern influenced Italian restaurants in Melbourne. Merchant has always been a favourite. We enjoyed the Baccala Mantecato, Pulenta Gorgonzola, Luganeghe and finishing off this amazing dinner with Gianduja Semifreddo. Wine list is predominantly Italian, as I would expect, I do enjoy the...More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a bit difficult to find as you need to pass through Intercontinental hotel. There weren't many customers on the Friday night we visited but in fact the food quality was quite good, though the portion was a bit small. Service level had...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank BLooBB
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Two girlfriends and I had lunch here on a Friday in mid December as our Xmas get together and we loved it! Staff were so friendly and helpful on arrival - explained the menu - took our pre lunch drink orders and generally kept an...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Talk61
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We started a bit pensive as the service was a little slow and the young waiter a touch officious but the Manager took over and made up for this, the starter of scallops were beautiful if not a tad overpriced at $10 per scallop, the...More

Date of visit: November 2016
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